Let’s face it — our characters have done more over the course of WoW’s 10 year history than any NPC in the game, pretty much. Maybe we didn’t defeat all those villains single-handed, but we’ve stopped their evil plans several times over. We’ve deftly, unflinchingly addressed situations that were literally going to bring our world to an end, on multiple occasions, and yet we still find time in our busy world-saving schedules to help a farmer with a vermin problem or, you know, pick up some poop because apparently this is also just part of a day’s work for a hero of Azeroth. No need to achat wow po thank us, unless you’re handing over gold or armor or some other slightly entertaining item, heck half the time we’re just pleased to be getting some experience for it.
Yet when it comes down to it, despite all our heroics, we’re the last people anyone would consider for a leadership role. When push comes to shove, the NPCs of Warcraft would rather promote a military leader with a thirst for violence. Or a council of three people who hate each other. Or that tall blue guy with the mohawk and the pointy ears who’s just conveniently standing in the room over there. We’re always the bridesmaid, never the bride — although given what we’re willing to do to get our hands on some loot, maybe that’s for the best.
But what if you were in charge? What if, when push came to shove and everyone’s backs were against the wall, everyone turned to you and said “OK, now what?” What would you do if you had absolute power? Would you immediately launch a war, regardless of whether or not other people really wanted to be in one? Would you start peace talks or diplomatic negotiations? Are you the type that would chuck a mana bomb at a city, or arrange a summit to hash out our differences? Who would you lock up? Who would you set free? Would World of Warcraft become World of Chaos under your careful guidance, or would you try to make a happily-ever-after for everyone? If you were in charge, what would you do?Read More